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About the Authors
I love the way Paul introduces himself in his letters, “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus”, “Paul, a servant of Christ.” That’s how I want to be known. Lori, a servant of Jesus Christ. Lori, a follower of Jesus Christ. I’m passionate about serving God, building the kingdom, and making a difference in people’s lives. I love introducing people to the hope and wisdom in God’s Word and spurring them on to live it out in their everyday lives. I've found that many people, once they are saved, find themselves asking, “I’m saved, so now what?” I want to be that person in the “so now what.”
I’m a mom of three grown sons and a grandma of three granddaughters (who would have thunk?). When my boys were in their early teens, I found myself suddenly single again - and not by my choice. (We all have things that we wish weren’t part of our story.) I was unexpectedly a single mom, going back to work for the first time since my boys were born.
I studied for my M.Div. while my two oldest sons were in college and my youngest son was in high school. The boys would come home and say, “I have a paper due Friday” and I would say, “Me too!” Fun times. We celebrated three graduations in one week (my oldest had already graduated). I'm currently the lead pastor at Cedar Church in Minnesota.
Serving Jesus is an adventure; full of challenges and unexpected turns in the road. Sometimes it's exciting; sometimes hard and scary; always more fulfilling than anyone could imagine.